Gower, William Ray, Capt

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Last Rank
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
Last AFSC Group
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Service Years
1956 - 1966

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Phan Rang AB

Casualty Date
Jul 29, 1966
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Dinh Tuong (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Marshfield Cemetery - Marshfield, Missouri
Wall/Plot Coordinates
09E 087

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Aviator (Basic)

 Unit Assignments
366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters615th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  1966-1966, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
  1966-1966, 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War1
 My Aircraft/Missiles
B-47 Stratojet  F-100 Super Sabre  
  1960-1965, B-47 Stratojet
  1966-1966, F-100 Super Sabre
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
"F-100D - 56-2956 - Hit by small arms fire or flew into the ground during attack against a Viet Cong target 25 miles west of Saigon."

Source: http://.ejection-history.org

Capt Gower's body was recovered from his aircraft, having received "multiple injuries from ground fire." He was buried with full
military honors.
Capt. Gower began his Air Force career as a radar observer before entering flight school. He was then a pilot of a B47 Bomber with SAC. Prior to deployment to Vietnam he had attended flight training in the F100 at Luke AFB. He was a graduate of Marshfield High School and had been a good enough athlete to try out for the Cincinnati Reds farm team. He also attended Southwest Missouri State College.

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